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Eagle Broadcasting Eagle Broadcasting   The High School has a new student group, called Eagle Broadcasting.  The team is made up of a few students, Ms. Fish, and Ms. Erxleben. The group is working on filming, editing, and broadcasting a weekly video called “Friday Findings.”    It is a short video to inform everyone of upcoming events and activities related to the high school.  You can find ...
Mary Poppins coming to McGraw Mary Poppins coming to McGraw   The McGraw High School Music Department is proud to announce the Cast of Characters for this year's musical production,  Mary Poppins .  The performance dates are Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21 at 7:30pm in the High School Auditorium.  Tickets will be available to purchase in the High School Main Office beginning on March 2nd.  Click here:   ...
Firefighters Firefighters For the first Positivity Project assembly of the new year, McGraw Elementary students celebrated many of the character strengths with the McGraw Fire Department. The Firefighters shared the traits of self-control , teamwork , bravery , and cooperation . They showed the students how fast they can get dressed in their gear (less than 2 minutes), they showed ...
Holidays Around the World Holidays Around the World Seventh and eighth graders in Mrs. Goodwin's classes celebrated "Holidays Around the World" day by making traditional British paper crowns and Christmas crackers.
Modified Volleyball Modified Volleyball   "The girls modified volleyball team captured a season for the ages by finishing undefeated 9-0.  It's exciting when you are able to win, but it was more exciting how this team showed great character, determination, and grit.  This will be a season that I will never forget and hope the girls can carry what they learned forward.  ...
Gutchess Lumber Tour Gutchess Lumber Tour The Agriculture Science and Natural Resources classes, both a part of the new AIR CTE pathway, went to Gutchess Lumber on December 17th for a tour of their facilities. We were shown how logs are processed- from being segregated by species out in the yard, being sawed-graded-bundled, to being dried in their kilns.  Chris Barber spoke to the students about ...
Illustrator Visits McGraw Elementary Illustrator Visits McGraw Elementary   To celebrate The Positivity Project , McGraw Elementary students were able to meet illustrator, Jacob Souva.  Mr. Souva focused on many of the Positivity Project words that the students have learned thus far this year.  He also talked about what it was like to be an illustrator.  The kids had a great time listening and learning about ...
Hour of Code Hour of Code On December 13th, the 6th through 8th grade math students participated in Hour of Code in Mrs. DiFulvio's and Mrs. Perry's classes.  This is a worldwide event designed to get students of all ages interested in computer science.  Students enjoyed trying various coding activities, and many received a certificate ...
DNA Extraction in Biology DNA Extraction in Biology Students in Mrs. Nuesell and Mr. Briggs's biology class extracted DNA from strawberries during a recent laboratory activity.   In this photo, students are preparing their strawberries in order to extract DNA.      In this photo, you can see that the DNA is extracted from the strawberries and it is floating on top of a test tube.   ...
Happy Retirement, Mrs. Pinkerton Happy Retirement, Mrs. Pinkerton On Friday, December 20, McGraw Elementary held an assembly to recognize Mrs. Belinda Pinkerton for her continuous dedication to our school and to congratulate her on her retirement. McGraw Elementary has been blessed for many years with Mrs. Pinkerton’s knowledge, ingenuity, and her loving personality. She will be greatly missed by the teachers, staff, and students. Mrs. Pinkerton is ...
North Pole Help Wanted North Pole Help Wanted The first graders saw a want ad for an elf at the North Pole.  We all applied but, unfortunately, we were not chosen.  Ginger, from Hawaii, got the job.  We all received honorary elf hats for applying!
Christmas Cookies Christmas Cookies Ms. Harriger's students filled our hallways with the warm comfort of Christmas cookies and holiday cheer.
Successful Candy Cane Sale Successful Candy Cane Sale The Elementary Student Council held their annual Christmas Candy Cane Sale.  This year they sold over 400 candy canes.  It was a great way to spread Christmas cheer.  Happy Holidays!  
Studio in Art Painting Studio in Art Painting   Both of the "Studio in Art" classes had Painting Parties the first week of December.  Students in both classes chose a beautiful peaceful silhouetted lake scene.  We had lots of yummy snacks and even some Christmas music as we painted.  They did such a nice job!!!  
Instrumentalists Busy this Holiday Instrumentalists Busy this Holiday McGraw high school instrumentalists have been busy this holiday season!  In addition to preparing for their holiday concert, McGraw band juniors Paige Simmonds (alto saxophone), Neka Long (tenor saxophone), Hannah Fitzgerald (trumpet) and Michael Levitskiy (trumpet) performed in the annual Christmas Concert held at the Methodist Church on Saturday, December ...
Foreign Language Club News Foreign Language Club News Throughout the month of December, the Foreign Language Club members sold therapeutic rice bags. They were a variety of colors and sizes, including small or large rectangle, neck, eye, and kiddie. Madame spent day and night sewing with the help of club members.  This was very successful fundraiser for the students traveling to Costa Rica in March.  
The “fête” of  “Noël” The “fête” of “Noël” The students in Madame Ackler’s French classes have been celebrating the “fête” of “Noël” over the last 2 weeks.  They spend time learning vocabulary, the history behind the holiday, the modern day traditions, and how it compares to our own Christmas.  They also get to do a special craft to take home right before break.  The students ...
Read Aloud Christmas Read Aloud Christmas Mrs. Frink’s 5th grade class was able to video chat with many different schools from all over New York and one from Texas while enjoying a Christmas Story, Deck the Halls, A Canadian Christmas Carol , read to them by Helaine Becker from Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario, Canada.  They even got to do a sing along with the other school.  It was an amazing experience for all!  ...
Achieve Reading Contest Winners Achieve Reading Contest Winners Mrs. Langford's reading class won the Achieve Reading Contest in December.  The winning class gets to organize a party of their choice.  We brainstormed ideas, voted, and came up with a "Decorate Your Own Cookies and Hot Cocoa" party- complete with a holiday movie.  It was fun and the students are so proud of all the hard work they put into winning this contest! ...
Making Churros Making Churros   Here are 11th graders making and enjoying “churros", a traditional Spanish fried dough that Is normally served with thick hot chocolate in cafeterias for breakfast.



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